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In this lesson I'd like
to go back to a couple of topics which I've already written about:
walking bass and
Furthermore the backing tracks and the sheet music I've prepared are for
If you want you can play it with another bassist, or you can download the
mp3 (which is in stereo) and you can play one part while listening to the
I recommend you learning both parts, cause they are complementing each
other, and getting used to the sheet music and not only the tablature; it can
always be useful to you.
The tune I've chosen is among the most famous standards: "Autumn
The first part is the melody (written in violin key and played so
in the second octave) and the other goes back and forth between the walking
bass and the chords, creating a curious chasing effect between the
I played with my 6 strings Manne, but both parts can be played
with a 4 strings bass, possibly with 24 frets.
If you have a Fender Precision kind of bass (with only 20 frets), in bar
18 you can play the F note an octave below.
I stop here with the explanations and I leave the fun of playing (hopefully)
to you. Ciao!
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